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Gary Sheffield 2005 All-Star Game Cap

Disclaimer: For the first time in a long while, this is a post that is not about Tim Raines or the Montreal Expos.

I've spilled much ink over Raines and the Expos lately but now is the time to move past the celebration phase of the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results. I do believe this is an acceptable time to make a case for a player I grew up watching and one who deserves more Hall of Fame votes than he's received thus far: the inimitable and easily irritable Gary Sheffield!

I realize a one-off blog post isn't going to get the man inducted into Cooperstown. Shef had his troubles defensively but it's hard to argue against the strong offensive numbers he put up during his 22 year career. Even though Shef wasn't a DH, his numbers rival Edgar Martinez, Vladamir Guerrero and David Ortiz who are each worthy of induction. 

/rant

Whether you think Shef belongs in the Hall or not shouldn't stop you from enjoying the photos below which are of a signed hat that he allegedly wo…

Mid 1990's Vermont Expos Snapback

Last week's Montreal Expos post was a little heavy but y'all know how I get when I get to talking about that dang team! While this week continues on the Expos trend, I wanted to showcase this ever-so-fun Vermont Expos snapback from the mid-1990's.








This pin ties together two of my biggest interests: Phish and baseball. Wearing it on a Vermont Expos cap is the right move because Phish is from Vermont but also because Comic Book Guy is wearing a "Worst Show Ever" shirt. It's a reference to a Simpsons episode which is aptly named "Worst Episode Ever" and if you've met a Jaded Vet then you can appreciate the "excellent placement" of this pin on a Vermont Expos cap!

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Mid-1990's Montreal Expos Cap

After spending the last few weeks digging into sweatband tags of World Series caps, I'm ready for a change of topic. I was either looking for a cap with a connection to Tim Raines but there are many others that have patiently been waiting on the shelf as well. When I heard the news that Jeffrey Loria was fixing to selling the Florida Marlins I knew what to do.







I've written about Loria's impact on baseball once or twice over the years and in case you weren't sure, I'm not a real fan of his or the Marlins. However, if you are a regular visitor here one thing you probably know is I'm a San Francisco Giants fan who sympathizes with the Montreal Expos and Loria is Public Enemy #1 in Montreal. Listen and I'll tell you why. 

Besides the strike-shortened 1994 season, the Expos decline is the saddest baseball event in recent memory and I'd say the Expos suffered from the strike more than the other teams. When baseball returned in 1995, the Expos struggled to hit t…

Cleveland Indians 1997 World Series Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday

If you've been coming around here the past few weeks, you know that I've been on a crazy Tim Raines tear but I'm going to pause on covering his former teams to talk about this Cleveland Indians 1997 World Series cap. The differences between its tags and last week's Florida Marlins cap from the very same year got my head spinning so here we are!

Of course, it's important to remember that there were no hard and fast rules — only guidelines — when it came to which tags New Era would use on its caps. The main reason for this differential probably has as much to do with available supply as anything else. Hopefully you enjoy taking a look at this one!







Thanks for reading along and I hope you come back next week for more cap shenanigans!

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